Websites and Resources

There is amazing work being done around IT for development. We think you'll find these materials valuable.


  • Ken Banks -
  • Erik Hersman - White African
  • Patrick Meier - iRevolution
  • Ethan Zuckerman - My heart's in Accra
  • is the entry point of three weblogs devoted to cell phones and mobile content, focusing on text messaging and cell phone usage around the world, tracking the latest news and social impact of these new technologies.


  • Freedom Fone - Papers & Research
  • Fabien Miard - Database of academic papers


  • Grameen Foundation - AppLab
    The Application Laboratory is an initiative of the Grameen Foundation. We work to promote innovation in the provision of services and information using mobile phones and other ICTs (Information and Communication Technologies) to alleviate poverty in the developing world.
  • - Mobile Database
    The mobile applications database contains details of projects from around the world which make social and environmental use of mobile technology in fields such as human health, economic empowerment, conservation, education, human rights and poverty alleviation
  • - mDirectory
    A comprehesive database of information on mobile tech for social change


  • FrontlineSMS
    A free, large scale text messaging solution for NGOs and non-profit organisations
  • Sahana
    A Free and Open Source Disaster Management system
  • UNICEF Innovation
    Defining new directions in development. Combining low-tech hardware with sophisticated open-source software to empower young people. Includes: RapidSMS, YouthNet, The Bee, Uniwiki
  • Ushahidi
    A platform that crowdsources crisis information


  • IDRC Forum